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21 Kenyans arrested at JKIA with fake COVID-19 certificates

Officials at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have arrested 21 people found in possession of fake COVID-19 certificates.

The news comes barely a week after UAE issued a Visa issuance ban to Kenyans following the rising number of cases in the country.

Kenya was among 13 countries slapped with the ban which was quickly confirmed it will not affect already issued individuals.

All the 21 people were arraigned in court on Friday as many similar cases are being reported in airports across the country.

Similar operations have revealed passengers who brought in fake COVID-19 certificates only to test positive upon further tests.

The news also comes hours after the country through the Ministry of Health confirmed 1,554 new cases of the disease from 9,389 samples tested.

Another 599 patients were confirmed to have recovered as 14 more passed away in the last 24 hours.

The new report rises the number of confirmed cases to 81,656, 1,441 the number deaths and 54,125 the number of recoveries.

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